CLEVELAND: The Cavaliers missed seven of their first eight shots in the overtime session and squandered a seven-point lead over the final six minutes of regulation to fall to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, 104-98, officially eliminating them from playoff contention.
The Pacers missed 3 of 4 free throws in the final 21 seconds of the fourth quarter, allowing Lester Hudson to tie the game at 98 on a floater in the lane with 1.2 seconds left. But the Cavs, who led 86-79 with six minutes left, went cold again in overtime.
Antawn Jamison had 21 points and Hudson had 19, although he struggled from the floor (8 of 20, 1 of 9 on 3-pointers) after scoring 74 points in his previous three games.
Semih Erden left the game early in the second quarter with a sprained right foot and did not return, although X-rays were negative. The Cavs fell to 0-5 in overtime games this season.